Monday, February 3, 2020
Planes of Tuskegee Flyers
This should be short, but when we stop over many times I like to know a little about the place. One such place before now is Saint Matthew, SC. Funny thing I learned a close friend named Matthews is from there. The place wasn’t named after him of course, but he was a Saint. He was a beloved pastor of ours when we lived in Biloxi, MS.
Well here is Walterboro (originally Walterborough). WE have driven through here many times. WE have stayed in this park at least once many years ago. Walterboro was named after two large farm owners, Paul and Jacob Walter. Walterboro came to fame in WWII when it was the site of a pilot training camp and a POW camp also. The POW camp was the biggest surprise. Didn't know we ever had one in the South.
Of the many pilots trained were 500 of the Tuskegee Airman the famous flyers of WWII; the men of color of the US Army Air Corps.
We only spent two nights here to rest up before heading into North Carolina. OH YES, I have some advance news sent by son Jack. Stormy D and Zorro are there awaiting our return. It did make me smile. WE are on our way to North Carolina this morning.